How to clear your phone’s cache to save space and improve performance

It’s inevitable: Our phones start to slow down and that precious memory space begins to fill up — causing a whole host of annoying problems that seem to get worse over time. So how can you improve the …

Protect your privacy and turn geotagging off your smartphone photos

Did you know that when you take a photo with your smartphone and send it to someone, you are also sharing your exact location, too — all without your knowledge? Yes, it’s true, and it’s called “geotagging.” By …

3G networks are shutting down. What does that mean for you?

It’s the end of an era: Over the course of this year, all of the major cellular providers will be shutting down their 3G networks to make room for faster, more reliable 5G networks. So what does this …

Don’t throw away your old phone. Here are 6 things you can do with it.

Americans throw away more than 416,000 cell phones every single day — that’s nearly 152 million each year! These cell phones, along with the millions of tons of other e-waste that end up in landfills each year, are …

How to free up storage space on your smartphone

It’s happened to all of us. We use our smartphones to store all of our photos, videos, music, podcasts and more — but then receive that dreaded “Storage is Full” warning on our home screens.  Before you start …

How to safely scan a QR code with your smartphone

If you’ve been to a restaurant lately, you’ve probably scanned a funky-looking symbol to pull up a menu on your smartphone.  Those symbols — known as QR codes — have been the go-to, no-contact menu option during the …

Upgrade your video calls: How to use your smartphone as a webcam

Video calls aren’t going away anytime soon, especially with more remote and hybrid work schedules, along with uncertainty about the pandemic. Yet, brand new HD webcams can cost a pretty penny, so how can you upgrade your webcam …

How to disinfect your phone the right way and keep it germ-free

Our phones are germ magnets. We touch contaminated surfaces like elevator buttons and door handles then transfer those nasty bugs to our smartphones, where viruses can live for days or weeks at a time. In fact, our phones …

How to keep your phone running in tip-top shape

Getting the most out of your smartphone is important, whether you’re playing a fun new game, utilizing those blazing fast speeds, uploading a video to social media or storing all your precious photos. But to enjoy all that …

New phone? Here’s how to transfer all your data from your old smartphone to your new one

Did you get a brand new phone for the holidays — or have plans to buy one soon — but you’re not sure how to transfer all your photos, email, apps and other important data over to the …